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Allstate, Progressive drop insurance company over ‘racist’ Juneteenth sign

It sure wasn’t progressive. Allstate and Progressive are severing ties with a Maine insurance company after it posted a “racist” sign on Juneteenth and triggered backlash on social media. The heinous saga was set in motion after the Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency posted an offensive placard on their door in which they bellyached about being shuttered on June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. “Juneteenth. It’s whatever … We’re closed. Enjoy your fried chicken and collard greens,” the sordid sign read. Needless to say, the off-color gag sparked ire on Twitter, with one...
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Update: Maine Insurance Company Loses Partnerships With Allstate and Progressive Over Racist Juneteenth Sign

The backlash against Maine’s Harry E Reed Insurance Agency continues with the loss of two major partnerships. Insurance giants Allstate and Progressive are backing out of their business contracts with the local Millinocket agency after it displayed a closed for business sign that read: “Juneteenth. It’s whatever… We’re closed. Enjoy your fried chicken and collard greens,” the New York Post reported.
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Maine Insurance Company Slammed For Racist Juneteenth Holiday Sign

Many stores and offices closed Monday (June 20) for the observance of Juneteenth, the federal holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States. For some reason, an insurance agency in Maine that closed for the holiday thought it was a good idea to tape a message to its window that used a racial stereotype.
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Statement from Reed Family Insurance Advisors

The Reed Family Insurance Advisors of Damariscotta is not affiliated in any way with the Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency in Millinocket. Like many, we became aware of several news stories published over the past 24 hours reporting on an offensive sign posted on the front door of this other agency containing racist stereotypes. It is important for our clients and our community to know that we here at Reed Family Insurance Advisors have no association with this agency and condemn the racist content presented in their sign.
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Burlington Food Pantry seeks help to expand

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Food Pantry is doing its part to help those in need, and lately, the number of people in need has grown exponentially. The pantry, which has served at its current location for about a year, recently began an expansion project in order to help more hungry Mainers.
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